5 Nov

Region’s largest business festival gets underway on Monday

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Over 90 business events will be taking place throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and online over the next fortnight as 2021 Leicester Business Festival (LBF) kicks off on Monday [8 November].

A wide range of diverse topics being covered include sports entrepreneurship, future proofing Leicester’s fashion industry and sustainable business travel.

The LLEP skills team, LLEP Careers Hub and Business Gateway are all hosting events.

These include:

Tuesday 9 November 10am  How to negotiate to win

Wednesday 10 November 9.30am Food and Drink – Increasing Sales to New Customers

Thursday 11 November 8.30am Digital Skills – Unlock your business potential

Wednesday 17 November 9.30am Food and Drink Supply Chain – Procurement and Sales

Thursday 18 November 9.30am Getting Started with Leadership and Management

Thursday 18 November 8.45am Clear Careers

With several in-person events returning this year, BID Leicester has partnered with the LBF to offer event-goers the opportunity to visit a ‘Refuel Hub’ to rest and grab something to eat or drink in between events.

There are 13 Refuel Hubs across the city which are offering discounts or benefits such as free Wi-Fi. To see the full list of Refuel Hubs, visit the website: www.leicesterbusinessfestival.com/refuelhubs

Simon Jenner, Director at BID Leicester, said:

“Leicester city centre has a great range of cafes, bars and restaurants and BID Leicester is encouraging LBF event attendees to take advantage of these through our Refuel Hubs. There are some great events in the festival programme, but we know that relationships are often best built and contacts made over a coffee, some lunch or a post work drink.

“The Refuel Hubs are also great locations to get a bit of work done using the Wi-Fi between events so some and check them out.”

Nearly all events are free to attend, but it is vital that tickets are booked in advance.

Book your LBF Tickets in advance